Live Lab Bursary 2016 seeking innovative approaches to text-based performance (£2000)

Submissions are now open for Live Theatre’s £2,000 Live Lab Bursary to develop a new piece of theatre.

Live Theatre, Newcastle is the home of new theatre in the North East and Live Lab is the creative space that allows it to flourish. It offers a platform and support to writers, theatre makers and artists to test bed their creativity.

What you get: The bursary winner will receive £2000 to help in the development of a new piece of theatre, dramaturgical and producing support, two weeks rehearsal/R&D space at Live Theatre and a performance slot in the Work-in-progress night at the Live Lab Elevator festival in February 2017.

Previous outstanding bursary winners have been Lists for the End of the World by fanSHEN, The Soaking of Vera Shrimp by Alison Carr and Captain Amazing by Alistair McDowall

“Receiving the bursary was really important for us. We had an idea for a show that wasn’t all that easy to explain and that fell between being new writing and collaboratively made work. Receiving the bursary was a really important vote of confidence; I’m really not sure if we’d have made the show without it. The money itself was obviously great but it was more than that – the belief in the idea.”   Rachel Briscoe – fanSHEN

The Live Lab Bursary is specifically aimed at individuals, collaborations or companies who have an innovative approach to text based performance

In their own words: “We want to see something new and unexpected so send us your ideas and tell us what you have to say.”

How to Apply: Please send proposals on one side of A4 outlining the project, the artists involved and the process of how you work.

You may also want to send images and video links of the idea or previous projects.

How to apply: Proposals should be sent to by

Interviews will be eld for shortlisted applicants in the week commencing Monday 3 October 2016.

Deadline: Sunday 18 September 2016

Source:  Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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